• Sat. Jun 25th, 2022

The interesting case of “Smart” Guwahati, just after a splash of rain yesterday night!

Guwahati is considered as the gateway to Northeast, and has been a prominent city in the Assam over the years now. However, the issue of urban flood remains a cause of concern, specially after the heavy rains.

It has been raining continuously since the last twenty four hours, and Guwahati has been hit by urban floods. Several areas of the city such as Chandmari, Sundarbari, Azara, Beltola, Ganeshguri, Paltan Bazaar, Silpukhuri, Maligaon, Jalukbari, Narengi, Lalganesh, Odalbakra etc. are facing major artificial floods now.

“Thank you GMC, Guwahati for giving us free supply of water after a burst of rain at night! Happy to reside in SmartCity Guwahati, Assam – gateway to North East. Will surely boost tourism & ActEastPolicy of PM Narendra Modi.”, reads a tweet by Assam Congress General Secretary Bobbeeta Sharma last night.

The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) is the urban local body responsible for governing, developing and managing Guwahati. It administers an area of 216.79 km² of Guwahati city in Assam, Northeast.

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Photo : Paltan Bazar Railway Station after continuous rain.

It may be mentioned that, The entire GMC area is divided into 31 municipal wards and each municipal ward is further divided into 2, 3 or 4 Area Sabhas. Presently, there are 90 Area Sabhas. GMC works under Guwahati Development Department (GDD).

Also, the issue of flash floods ha otherwise exposed the dream of “smart” city that has been promised by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led state government, following the long-rule of Indian National Congress (INC) in the Northeastern state.

Now, the question remains as when would Guwahati have a permanent solution to flash floods with the intervention of concerned authorities and the necessary action for the above-mentioned!

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